Strengthening the Partnership between OTPs and the Child Welfare System

  • Anne Gold, MSW, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Volo, IL
  • Rita Houston, MSW, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Chicago, IL
  • Richard Weisskopf, BS, Illinois Department of Human Services, Chicago, IL

The workshop will provide a description of the development and implementation of training for Illinois child welfare staff to increase their knowledge of current evidence-based practices in opioid dependence treatment; build their competence in supporting patients’ engagement in treatment; and provide them with the skills on safe medication storage for home visits with families. Training outcome data will also be shared including participant testimonials. The presenters will describe the program from initial concept to implementation utilizing a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.

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